Yogeshwar Dutt qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics

Posted on:21 Mar 2016 09:40:06
Yogeshwar Dutt qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics
21 March 2016 Current Affairs: Indian wrestler Star Yogeshwar Dutt on March 19,2016, secured an Olympic quota place for India with a gold-medal finish in the men’s 65kg freestyle category on an otherwise disappointing day for the country’s grapplers in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament in Astana.Yogeshwar became the second Indian wrestler after Narsingh Yadav to book a berth for the Rio Games, to be held later this year.In the road to the final at the Asian Qualifying tournament, Yogeshwar defeated Ju Song Kim 8-1 and then in the quarter-finals the Indian wrestler defeated Xuan Dinh Nguyen of Vietnam by fall.The score was 12-2. In the semi-final, Yogeshwar overcame Seungchul Lee of Korea 7-2.The final against China’s Lee, Yogeshwar outclassed his opponent by 7-0.According to the rules, the last two wrestlers remaining in the competition seal an Olympics berth for their country.China’s Yeerlanbieke Katai, who Dutt will fight against in the final, has in the process also earned himself and China an Olympic berth in the 65 kg category.Yogeshwar Dutt (born 2 November 1982) is an Indian wrestler from Haryana.He started wrestling from a very young age of 8 years. His inspiration was Balraj Pehlwan who was from his native village and he was trained under the guidance of coach Ralph.He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men’s 60kg Freestyle wrestling.He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013.He won Gold Medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow.

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